Live United Day is on the Way
August 13th, 2014 8:23 AM
Walgreens Helps Stuff the Bus Again!
August 13th, 2014 8:22 AM
Walgreens Wants Kids Ready for School
All 16 Walgreens locations in Hamilton County and Catoosa County will help Stuff the Bus for area teachers and students for the third year in a row. Who knew there were that many stores? For a full list of all their stores, search here.
But Walgreens wants kids to be ready for school in other ways, and they are offering a full spectrum of required and recommended vaccinations for students in Tennessee and Georgia. Check the link above and call your local Walgreens for more information.
Get Tools 4 Schools at Publix til Aug. 13
August 12th, 2014 9:23 AM
Having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade. That’s why Publix Super Markets will offer the Tools for Back to School campaign through Wed., Aug. 13. Customers and associates are encouraged to stop by their neighborhood Publix to donate $5, $7 or $10 which will be used to purchase much needed school supplies for local teachers, students and non-profit organizations.
In the Hamilton County/Greater Chattanooga area, Publix is partnering with United Way of Greater Chattanooga and its "Stuff the Bus" drive. All donations to Stuff the Bus are given to the Hamilton County PTA Councils' Teacher Supply Depot. Local Publix Stores will bring their collection to the Chattanooga Market on Sunday, August 17. Last year, Hamilton County Publix stores collected $9,000 in supplies for United Way.
“Our Tools for Back to School program grew out of the need to help students and teachers,” said Brenda Reid,Publix media and community relations manager. “Many families do not have the resources to purchase school supplies and often times teachers spend their own money to buy supplies for their students. That’s why this program is so important. It supports families and classroom teachers,” said Reid. Below is a list of organizations that will distribute the supplies this Fall in North and Central Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.
More than 1,000 Publix stores will have a Tools for Back-to-School display near the registers. The display will include tear-off tickets valued at $5, $7 and $10. Customers may tear off a ticket and give it to the cashier when they check out. The amount on the ticket will be added to their grocery order. Customers who donate will receive a specially designed reusable bag. The school supplies will be shipped in bulk to non-profit organizations and schools. Items donated will include notebooks, crayons, color pencils, markers, #2 pencils, notebook paper, folders, scissors, and glue.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its 168,500 employees, with 2013 sales of $28.9 billion. Currently Publix has 1,077 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and North Carolina. The company has been named one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 17 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey. For more information, visit the company’s website, corporate.publix.com.
Publix "Tools for Back-to-School" Partners
Mountain View Elementary School Antioch
United Way Stuff the Bus Chattanooga
Barkers Mills Elem. Clarksville
Clarksville/Montgomery Co. BOE Clarksville
United Way of Williamson County Franklin
United Way of Sumner County Gallatin
Goodlettsville Elementary Goodlettsville
Farragut Intermediate School Knoxville
Northshore Elementary School Knoxville
United Way of Wilson Lebanon
West Elementary School Mt. Juliet
Rutland Elementary School Mt. Juliet
United Way Rutherford and Cannon Murfreesboro
United Way Nashville Nashville
Pencil Foundation Nashville
Food Bank of North East Georgia Athens
*Kids in Need Atlanta
Central Elementary Carrollton
United Way Bartow County Cartersville
Chattahoochee Valley United Way Columbus
United Way Newton Covington
United Way Forsyth County Cumming
United Way Hall County Gainesville
Gum Springs Elementary Jefferson
Whitesville Road Elementary LaGrange
Middle Ga Community Food Bank Macon
West End Elementary Rome
Oconee County Elementary Watkinsville
Murray O. Kennedy Elementary Winder
United Way Birmingham Success by 6 Birmingham
Florence City Schools Florence
Food Bank of North Alabama Huntsville
Montgomery Area Food Bank Montgomery
United Way of Lee County (Auburn) Opelika
United Way West Alabama Tuscaloosa
*Kids in Need distributes school supplies to teachers in 17 Metro-Atlanta School Systems.